I have noticed lots of people having problems installing Kies and then getting their Phone connected.
If you are running Windows Vista or 7 32bit and 64bit, please try the following;
Download the latest Kies installer from here: http://in.samsungmobile.com/support/...000&sw_type=SW
Download and Save the file to your desktop e.g. Kies_188.8.131.5203_100.exe (approx 135MB size)
You need to ensure you have .Net Framework 3.5 for Windows XP(32/64bit), Vista(32/64bit) to install Samsung Kies.
If not download here:
Install the .Net Framework 3.5 and reboot your PC before you go any further.
After reboot of your PC, right mouse click downloaded Kies installer file. On the Pop-up menu select 'RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR', Windows will give you a security prompt select OK.
Allow the install to run fully and simply follow the prompts.
When install has completed, ensure Kies program is closed and right mouse click the shortcut Kies program icon on your desktop and select properties.
Now select Shortcut Tab (if not already displayed) and Open File Location button.
A new window will open with the Kies.exe file selected and highlighted
Again right mouse click this file and select 'RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR'.
Close window and go back to desktop and select Kies shortcut windows will pop-up security prompt select ok.
Kies will now open after a short pause. Ensure your Phones USB settings are set to Samsung Kies.
Now connect your phone to PC USB port. After a short while your phone should be detected and connected.
I hope this helps someone....